GIVEAWAY: Win a Merch Bundle From Cro-Mags, New Album Out Now

 

Cro-Mags released their first new album in 23 years last month, In The Beginning, via Mission Two Entertainment (Arising Empire in Europe). Led by founder Harley Flanagin, the album is a mix of old-school, and a modern flavor as well all the gritty feel of a day-in-the-life New York City grind. Check out our review of the album here and our EXCLUSIVE interview with Harley here. Now head to Ghost Cult on Facebook and drop a comment with your favorite Cro-Mags song and we will pick one winner at random to get this killer Shirt and vinyl bundle! Contest ends July 16th, USA fans only.
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PODCAST: EPISODE 23: Kaan of Heart of A Coward Talks New Album and New Beginnings

Ghost Cult caught up with Kaan Tasan, vocalist for UK-based Metalcore act Heart of A Coward. Kaan has been in the band for several years, but their brand new album, The Disconnect (Arising Empire/Nuclear Blast Records), is their first new album with him in the band. We chatted with Kaan about how he came to join the band, the pressures he felt about recording with the group, recording with Justin Hill and Will Putney, how he keeps his voice in shape, and much more! You can catch the band this weekend at Download Festival 2019! Continue reading

Heart of a Coward – The Disconnect

I remember the great commercial Metalcore boom of the mid-aughts like it was yesterday. I was in the twilight years of high school, about 30 pounds lighter and with no useful insight into how to drive a car or pleasure a woman. I had it all figured out. You may not believe it, but I am wearing an As I Lay Dying tee as I type this. Heart of a Coward‘s The Disconnect (Arising Empire) takes me back to many an evening in 2004 hanging with the homies. Continue reading

Any Given Day – Overpower

Metalcore has been written off that many times in the last few years I honestly lose track. But I think in some quarters the effect of bands like Killswitch Engage and Unearth still reverberate to this day. On the flip side of this though is the very real fact that much that is labelled Metalcore has been watered down to the point of sounding bland and insipid in delivery and message. Continue reading

Kadinja – Super 90’

Whilst the initial blaze of the Djent movement may have extinguished, it is clear today that the embers are still burning. The likes of TesseracT, Skyharbor and Uneven Structure may have distanced themselves somewhat from that original sound but are still strong and creative forces, whilst the likes of Monuments are still embracing that core style and firmly delivering. Continue reading

Annisokay – Arms

Annisokay began their journey in 2007, evolving along the way. They released their debut in 2012, followed by the semi-successful Enigmatic Smile in 2015 and Devil May Care in 2016. The German quintet is ready to impress new and old fans with their fourth LP, Arms (Arising Empire). The 12-track record highlights deep emotion accompanied by energetic progressive metalcore to impress skeptics. Continue reading

Cold Snap – All Our Sins

The return of nu-metal to the scene is not an unexpected one. Bands like Cane Hill started popping up a couple of years ago, and due to the cyclical nature of influences, the return of the latter nineties was overdue (notwithstanding the fact the nu-metal was the single biggest commercial period for metal of recent history). Nor is the return of nu-metal a bad thing. So, enter, tentatively in any case, Cold Snap, who have earned their spot on the Nuclear Blast’s imprint label, Arising Empire, for All Our Sins, their fourth album overall,  through sporting means, the Croatian nu-Metalcore crew winning their deal via a competition. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Imminence Discuss Their Musical Backgrounds

Upstart metalcore band Imminence have a style and a sound that could someday place them amongst the greats of the scene such as Bring Me The Horizon and 30 Seconds To Mars, and you can hear that in their current album, This Is Goodbye, which is out now via Sharptone Records. In this EXCLUSIVE clip for Ghost Cult, watch the band discuss their diverse musical backgrounds in this continuing series from the road. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: The Charm The Fury Talk Post Show Rituals With Ghost Cult

Up and coming Dutch metallers The Charm The Fury dropped their second album The Sick, Dumb & Happy, on March 17th via Nuclear Blast (worldwide) and Arising Empire (Europe). In this exclusive video for Ghost Cult, band members Caroline Westendorp and Mathijs Westendorp chat about their post-show rituals. Continue reading